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GOP may miss chance to cap debt

January 25, 2014

Establishment Republicans in Congress soon will have a chance to demonstrate why they should be defeated at the polls in the fall....

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TruthSeeker

Jan-25-14 10:35 PM

What doesn't want to talk about how Scott Walker in Detroit has brought a SURPLUS to the citizens there does he? Not surprised as only the LOCAL MEDIA PAPER even reported how he's turned democrat destruction of Detroit into a surplus. National media can't do it; it'd make Obama angry and PROVE tea party conservatives CAN and DO get the job done while dems lazily increase spending and increase DEBT.

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TruthSeeker

Jan-28-14 7:01 AM

Major....get used to What's jealousy when YOU start to make sense and show him proven facts. Liberals have a major problem with TRUTH. It hurts their liberal agenda.

When liberals can't respond within the topic at hand; they always, always use character bullying tactics. THAT proves to you that they have no argument with what you stated; they even know it's true; thus liberal bullying. Aren't liberals sooooo 'tolerant?' LOL.

The loudest voices against bullying and for tolerance show NONE. Right What?????

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playfare

Jan-28-14 7:44 PM

You have no personality.....uneducated ignorance and a bad need of a grammar and spelling lesson that you have. Now go on crawl back in that hole that you and the "right" are digging for yourselves. We'll be there to cover you up come election day.

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nelliebly

Jan-29-14 6:21 PM

excerpt from: usgovinfo dot about dot com money matters 5 presidents who raised the debt ceiling)

Congress has tinkered with the debt ceiling, the statutory limit on amount of money the United States government is authorized to borrow to meet its legal obligations, a grand total of 78 times since 1960 - 49 times under Republican presidents and 29 times under Democratic presidents.

In modern history, Ronald Reagan oversaw the largest number of debt ceiling increases, and George W. Bush approved a near doubling of the borrowing cap during his two terms in office.

The debt ceiling has been raised on three occasions under President Barack Obama.

GWB = 7 times in 2 terms Clinton = 4 times in 2 terms HWB = 4 times in 1 term Reagan = 17 times in 2 terms

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nelliebly

Jan-29-14 8:07 PM

Snore? Really, Maj? Don't like those FACTS, do you...

Reagan spent like a drunken sailor and his "voodoo economics" created just the type of chaos you appear to yearn for.

It is very obvious to me that you have almost no historical perspective, Maj.

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nelliebly

Jan-29-14 10:55 PM

Actually, solutions, the "young" don't have to "buy into" Obamacare at all...they can be covered by their parents' policies until they are 26.

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TruthSeeker

Jan-30-14 9:18 AM

DaveRao..you're experiencing same symtoms as Obama; "Delusions of Granduer!" Bwahahahaha.....most democrats are leaving the party and/or not running for office again they are THAT scared!!! LOLOL.

You keep dreaming; the rest of us will WORK and SUCCEED. LOL.

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TruthSeeker

Jan-30-14 9:20 AM

Liberals live in their own little world...it only exists in their dreams. Reality doesn't register to liberals. Reality is too hard for them to deal with; therefore they DREAM. (Obama's Dreams of my father); MLK's I had a DREAM. Getting the point? ALL they do is DREAM. I suggest maybe they start WORKING.

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nelliebly

Jan-30-14 10:33 AM

Maj, you continue to believe that Dems/Liberals are controlling republican primary voters.

Maj: "... When your political enemy is giving advice on who you should nominate, watch out. They are just picking who they know they can win against. Just like with McCain, Romney, and Dole..."

Well, those tricky Liberals didn't control the republican primary when Barry Goldwater won the nomination. Goldwater is often called "Mr. Conservative" and he lost the 1964 election to LBJ...and he lost in one of the biggest landslides in history.

If "Mr. Conservative" could not win a Presidential election, Maj, how do you imagine one of your Clown Car Candidates could win?

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TruthSeeker

Jan-30-14 11:57 AM

Perhaps Nellie and democrats should be worrying a bit more about themselves. It's their party that is losing support. And it's their party members leaving in droves. Two such dems have left and went over to the republican party in Clarksburg already. Ha.

It's okay Nellie; just keep believing your liberal socialist party is doing just fine; you'll be all the more shocked when you see the election results next time. Have extra anti-depressants on hand. Just trying to help.

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nelliebly

Jan-30-14 12:59 PM

Maj believes that Liberals and Democrats have been influencing republican primary voters, TS. Liberals and Dems are so much more informed and intelligent than republican voters, but I would like to know how, exactly, Liberals control the outcome of so many republican primaries.

Of course you are struggling with this issue, TS, because you are clueless about how candidates are chosen to run in general elections. I'm amazed that you even know which party Capito belongs to. You obviously do not know what elected office she holds now.

Why not let Maj address the issue of the perfect conservative presidential candidate losing in a landslide.

Oh, TS, there are more words in this thread that you don't know the meaning of. Feel free to guess, as usual. Your comments are always so amusing.

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nelliebly

Jan-30-14 1:23 PM

So, Maj, your theory that a hard right conservative could beat a Dem just won't hold up to historical precedent, right?

nb: "...Goldwater is often called "Mr. Conservative" and he lost the 1964 election to LBJ...and he lost in one of the biggest landslides in history.

If "Mr. Conservative" could not win a Presidential election, Maj, how do you imagine one of your Clown Car Candidates could win?"

You don't even know who Barry Goldwater was, do you, Maj. Quick, Google is your Friend.

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nelliebly

Jan-30-14 1:42 PM

OK, Maj, I'll keep it simple.

Which of the current crop of republican conservatives do YOU believe will be the republican nominee who will beat the Democratic candidate?

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nelliebly

Jan-31-14 8:09 AM

Maj, I realize that you're just trying out your material here on the IM comments board waiting for the day you'll be "discovered".

I know that you want to find your very own niche in that great big cesspool of right wing Griftopia where you can get just a little for yourself. Look at who your heroes are...O'Keefe, Palin, Gingrich.

So, when can we expect to read about your very own website with that perky "Donate" button at the top of the Home Page? Don't be shy, Maj. You're just testing the waters here...I understand that. Let me keep pitching those curve balls to you, Maj. Swings and misses with a Liberal don't count when you're working the conservogullibles.

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nelliebly

Jan-31-14 2:49 PM

Really, Maj?

Maj: "...and I love WV and want to keep it for our culture and yours believe it or not."

"Our culture"?

What culture would that be, Maj?

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nelliebly

Jan-31-14 4:25 PM

Actually, Maj, I think you are referring to your own version of "culture".

Now, don't be coy, let us know the name of your website.

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TruthSeeker

Feb-03-14 8:55 AM

Nellie's funny when she attacks Maj...stating 'I know that you want to find your very own niche in that great big cesspool of right wing Griftopia where you can get just a little for yourself. Look at who your heroes are...O'Keefe, Palin, Gingrich.

So, when can we expect to read about your very own website with that perky "Donate" button at the top of the Home Page?'

FYI: So Maj or any conservative shouldn't be trying to 'better themselves by hard work?' You obviously are jealous of successful people. What has Palin done to you personally other than **** off liberals & they TOLD you to hate them?!?

I find that comment hilarious when it's the lazy nonworking, entitlement-demanding left that is 'looking for their 'niche' in the "govt handouts" line!

Nellie you really should sit down and listen to yourself. Then you'd know and understand why we laugh at you. You make absolutely no sense at all. You want exactly what you 'accuse' Palin, and others of already

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nelliebly

Feb-03-14 9:55 AM

TruthSeeker, it really is flattering that you so admire my writing style that you continue to plagiarize; however, as I suggested in another comment, you need to actually understand the words and phrases that I use before you can try to integrate them into your own comments.

That being said, your last comment doesn't deserve a reply and this is as far as I'll go in dignifying it.

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nelliebly

Feb-03-14 1:16 PM

Yes, Maj, plagiarize. I've pointed this out to TruthSeeker before.

No one appears to be appreciating your comments quite as much as you do, Maj. I have yet to see anyone appropriate any of your words or phrases...

My comments, on the other hand, always provide lesser minds with an opportunity to expand their vocabulary if not their ability to think.

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Walker

Feb-04-14 3:11 PM

The fundamental distinction that seems to be absent from this discussion is that raising the debt ceiling is not a credit approval for new spending, but rather for spending that Congress has already approved.

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Walker

Feb-04-14 3:21 PM

I think there is also a fundamental difference of opinion as to what constitutes "entitlement." PM thinks that anything he believes in is an "investment" and anything he doesn't morally support is an entitlement.

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nelliebly

Feb-05-14 8:50 AM

So, Maj...you still don't understand the debt ceiling.

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nelliebly

Feb-05-14 10:21 AM

Right you are, Joe...

ThinkProgress 7/26/11 - excerpt: "... the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Bush tax cuts, and President Bush’s Medicare prescription drug plan — which helped to double the debt over the past decade: Together, a Bloomberg News analysis shows, these initiatives added $3.4 trillion to the nation’s accumulated debt and to its current annual budget deficit of $1.5 trillion. snip

The analysis shows the wars have cost $1.3 trillion since 9/11, the Bush tax cuts cost $1.7 trillion in lost revenue over a decade, and Medicare Part D costs $369 billion over a decade.

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TruthSeeker

Feb-06-14 12:55 PM

His budget for 2014 includes about $223 billion for interest on the debt and about $1.7 trillion in tax revenue. Thus, there's plenty of income to service our debt, and a default would occur only if the president orders it.

But Obama is like a child; he just wants to spend all the 'bill money' on his hundreds of vacations and going to play basketball and having fun, fun fun. Liberals don't like working. So, yeah, there's money to handle our payments on the interst/debt; but we're talking about a president with the mind of a child here! Don't expect any adult decisions. We haven't seen any signs of maturity yet in him.

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TruthSeeker

Feb-06-14 12:58 PM

Well someone might want to check Fort Knox before Obama & his clowns leave office!!!

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